Thorfinn and the Gruesome Games, David MacPhailKelpies
Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen!—that is, if you don’t mind, and it’s not too inconvenient. Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians. Their idea of a good time is pillaging, plundering, and feasting.
Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking, however! He is always polite and happily offers to wash the dirty dishes. Too bad his dad is Harald the Skull-Splitter, the village chief and the roughest and toughest Viking of them all.
Harald, Thorfinn and the other Vikings are preparing to compete in the annual Gruesome Games, held on the Scottish island of Uraig. It falls to Thorfinn to save their village—but in a competition, where belching, axe-throwing, pie-clobbering, and goat-throwing are great point scorers, what help will a terribly nice Viking with a talent for baking be?
Thorfinn the Nicest Viking is an illustrated, funny, and action-packed new series for young readers who love Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing, and politeness is pointless!
(Ages 6–8 years)